A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you are based in Middlewich or anywhere else in the UK, Quittance can will help with your claim and we will always arrange a medical at a medical centre near you.

Can I make a personal injury claim?

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, our expert solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Do I have a claim?

Eligibility to claim

Claims must be made within three years of the date the accident occurred or you learned of the injury in most cases.

In order to win a Middlewich personal injury case, your lawyer must demonstrate:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the defendant
  • That duty was breached by the defendant
  • The defendant's breach caused your injury or illness

Calculate my compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive will depend on a number of factors. Our easy to use calculator gives you an accurate estimate of your likely award or settlement.

How much can I claim?

Road traffic accident claims in Middlewich

Cars involved in a road accident

Accidents involving cars, motorbikes and other vehicles in Middlewich are not uncommon with 8 fatal accidents, 128 serious accidents and 885 slight accidents in 2013 in Cheshire West and Chester (Total events were 1021 council area. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 1,136.

Our network of qualified no win no fee injury lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining the best compensation for claimants hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Middlewich.

See: No win, no fee road accident claim

Work accident claims in Middlewich

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for people, from electricians to maintenance engineers, to get the compensation they deserve. Injury and illness figures in the Cheshire West and Chester local authority are compiled under RIDDOR regulations by the Government excerpted below:

Workplace accidents in Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority (RIDAGGR)2011/122012/132013/14
Not specified716349
Machinery related injury241512
Explosion related001
Fire related (e.g. burns)402
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toxic torts)1643
Fall from height464643
Animal related848
Manual handling1499896
Physical assault202410
Slip, trip, fall same level164142115
Struck against211513
Struck by moving vehicle211920
Struck by object594834
Trapped underneath something121

See: Accident at work compensation claim

Other claims we handle

Clinical negligence in Middlewich

When a person is injured due to a doctor or other health worker's carelessness, it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim. Quittance's expert panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you only want a better understanding of events instead of financial compensation, you could use the NHS Resolution process. To make a formal complaint against Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for example, you can write to Trust Headquarters Redesmere, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Chester, Cheshire.

See: Medical negligence compensation claims

Middlewich serious injury compensation claims

Courts understand that serious injuries will have a significant effect on an affected individual and their dependants. A successful claim will ease the financial load and take the pressure off a claimant and their dependants so they can focus on rehabilitation.

Our network of solicitors communicate with the legal system and insurance companies to make sure claimants affected by major accidents get the legal and medical support they need. Injury and illness held by the Courts to be serious include neck injuries and amputation.

See: Serious injury compensation claims

Industrial disease

Injury lawyers can help with getting compensation for industrial illness ranging from asbestosis to asthma caused by colophony.

See: Industrial disease compensation claims

Slip and trip accidents

Officially recorded statistics underscore the fact that employee slips, trips and falls are, by a considerable degree, the most frequent accident at work in Cheshire and the UK. Slips and trips are typically forerunner to injuries categorised as another type of accident such as being hit by an object falling from a building or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public place cases for injuries like broken collarbones happening on pavement cracks are also common with recent kerb stone trips having occurred on London Rd and on Lewin St.

Middlewich No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Middlewich and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

Meet the QLS team

The nationwide network of Quittance solicitors handle all injury compensation claims in Middlewich, from whiplash cases to life-changing clinical negligence. Selected for their track record in recovering compensation, our solicitors have years of experience.

Click here to meet more of the Quittance Legal Services team.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor

Have you handled many claims in Middlewich?

Quittance is a nationwide network of expert personal injury lawyers that assists injured people in Middlewich, Cheshire and throughout the country, recover compensation for their injuries.

We have helped hundreds of people in Cheshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including car accidents and ladder accidents.

Medical centres in every town in the UK, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

How do you find the best no win no fee personal injury lawyer?

Usually a injury claim can take months to agree a settlement and in serious injury cases, some claims can take over a year. All solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), but the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your solicitor should be someone you are able to rely on at every step of the process to give expert legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

What should you consider when checking reviews for solicitors in Middlewich?

Discussing you claim with a solicitor is useful if you have any questions about their approach. Before you call, checking personal injury solicitor reviews should give you a better idea of the level of service on offer.

Does the location of the personal injury solicitor matter?

Claimants are not restricted to local firms and can make a selection based on the success fee a solicitor charges or other service factors.

In most cases, the only aspect that will need to be performed locally is the medical exam. This exam provides necessary medical evidence to support your claim, and is carried out in partnership with a member of our national network of medical professionals.

The key questions to put to your prospective solicitor are "what success fee and ATE premium do you charge?" and "how much of the compensation will I keep?".

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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